Gabriella Alziari


I am sure you do not know

how close I am to darkness


I slip into the folds of night

and dissipate,

like a lullaby


I will not dare

to show you

the unseen parts of me,

the sharpness of my teeth,

the gleam of my resilience


Even when I shake

and pain grips me in its fist,

I ignite my reserve,

my valor springs to action


I unleash my crescendo

it trembles through the twilight,

enfolding you in song


It is my final curtain